Youths & Juniors Success Home & Abroad
Post date: Jun 12, 2018 10:0:50 PM
(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 10th June 2018)
The Youths and Juniors are still blazing a trail across the country at races every week and winning prizes for their efforts. Last weekend John Boyne took the award for the Best Placed Junior at the Kilbeggan festival of cycling 26KM TT.
The O’Brien sisters went west this week to the Galway Bay Wheelers Criterium where Aoife finished 1st Girl in the U14 race. Meanwhile, big sister Caoimhe was away in the break all evening but she was very unlucky to get caught in the final kilometre of the Ladies race.
Those who didn’t travel to races over the weekend were treated to some Time Trial practice on Saturday, led by Damien O’Brien, while the others had a handy 3.5 hour spin on Sunday with Eamon Hogan and John Farrell.
Aaron Wade is currently in Mallorca training with the Irish track squad ahead of the European Championships which are to be held in Glasgow in August. Aaron continued his winning ways on Spanish soil when he took part in a 95km race against some very stiff A1/A2 competition. The Mullingar teenager took a very fine 9th overall but claimed 2nd in the Junior category.
Closer to home, Conor T. Farrell was testing himself against the best of British cycling’s Juniors. Conor took part in the Kingdom Classic in Fife, Scotland over the weekend as a member of the Cycling Leinster team. The race included the top British Junior riders and was part of the British Junior Cycling series. In what was the toughest race he has competed in to date, Conor finished in 47th on GC despite having a mechanical on stage 2 which cost him several minutes. He was the second placed Leinster rider and also the second placed of the Irish contingent who travelled to the event.
John Boyne accepts his prize after the Kilbeggan TT